‘Finding Langston’ Paris Public LIbrary book club November book

SOUTH PARIS — Paris Public Library’s Multi-Age Novel Idea Book Club will discuss the junior fiction, historical novel, “Finding Langston,” by Lesa Cline-Ranscome 6L30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19.
In 1946, as part of The Great Migration, 11-year-old Langston, an African American boy whose mother died, moves with his father from beautiful Alabama with its magnolia trees and red dirt roads to the Bronzville neighborhood of Chicago.
Coping with relocating, losses and bullying, Langston is able to finds solace in the Chicago Public Library, where everyone is welcome, unlike the library in Alabama, which was for whites only. At the Chicago Public Library, Langston discovers poetry books by Langston Hughes and the special connection he has with him.
“Finding Langston” is a Coretta Scott King Honor Book, the winner of the 2019 Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction, Kirkus Review’s Best Book of the Year, and the School Library Journal’s Best Book of 2018.
New members are always welcome. To borrow the book, contact the library at 207-743-6994.